Easter time in Malta is one of the most spectacular times to visit. It is a time steeped in tradition and ritual. It is a time of processions, pilgrimages, bell ringing, pageants and more.
In fact, most towns and villages stage some event to mark Holy Week. Some villages have dedicated drama groups founded solely to produce such events during Holy Week.
Most of the Maltese population are devout Roman Catholics and the celebrations of Holy Week and Easter are primarily of a religious character. However even if you are not a religious person or a non-believer, most of the Maltese traditions, which take place during the Easter period, are interesting to participate in or to just watch.
The preparations for Holy Week in Malta commence, 40 days before Easter, this time of the year, in the Western Christian calendar is known as Lent; it is traditionally a time for reflection and repentance.
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